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Step Sisters

January 16, 2018 | By
<em>Step Sisters</em>

Step Sisters    Launching exclusively on Netflix on January 19, 2018   Starring Megalyn Echikunwoke (Kevin Hart’s Night School – Opening Fall 2018), Nia Jervier (Dear White People) and Marque Richardson (Dear White People)   Producers Lena Waithe (Master of None, The Chi) and Ben Cory Jones (Insecure)   Director Charles Stone III (Drumline)  ... »

Academy Award Nominee: Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In Darkest Hour

January 15, 2018 | By
Academy Award Nominee: Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In <em>Darkest Hour</em>

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s high contrast lighting and fast paced camera movement propel the story of Darkest Hour, illustrating an in depth study of Winston Churchill’s personality and character during the precarious weeks leading up to the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII. This was Delbonnel’s first time working with director Joe Wright. Wright sent the script... »

Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee – I, Tonya

January 12, 2018 | By
Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee  – I, Tonya

    For makeup department head Deborah La Mia Denaver and hairstyling department head Adruitha Lee, I, Tonya represented several formidable challenges: recreating a lead character familiar to the general public, and aging that character—and others in the cast—through various life stages. In the case of this film, the central character was champion figure... »

2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

January 11, 2018 | By
2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

Feature Film Director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. del Toro’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale Production Manager: Dennis Chapman First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (A24) Ms. Gerwig’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein,... »

Atlanta Keeps Adding Incentives

January 10, 2018 | By

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the new Creative Industries Fund, a joint project between the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs in the City of Atlanta. The program offers loans with low-interest rates and flexible repayment terms for local creative entrepreneurs to use for... »

Cinema Audio Society to introduce and present Edward J. Greene Award for the Advancement of Sound to Tomlinson Holman, CAS

January 10, 2018 | By
Cinema Audio Society to introduce and present Edward J. Greene Award for the Advancement of Sound  to Tomlinson Holman, CAS

The Cinema Audio Society announced that a new award has been created in memory of Edward J. Greene CAS.  The award will be called the “Edward J. Greene Award for the Advancement of Sound” and will be presented when the board feels it is merited.  This inaugural award will be presented to previous CAS Career Achievement Recipient and... »

Director Series: Craig Gillespie – I, Tonya

January 10, 2018 | By
Director Series: Craig Gillespie – I, <em>Tonya</em>

Inspired by the life of notorious figure skater Tonya Harding, I, Tonya comes at the viewer with a combination of scripted interviews, dramatized archival footage, and flashbacks, all performed by a respectable team of ideally-cast performers. Nonetheless, director Craig Gillespie noted that the haphazard approach to the narrative came directly from screenwriter Steven Rogers’... »

Contender: Production Designer Nathan Crowley – Dunkirk

January 9, 2018 | By
Contender: Production Designer Nathan Crowley – Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which explores the origins of WWII, takes place mostly on beaches, boats and in the air. Nolan’s long-time colleague, the Oscar nominated Production Designer, Nathan Crowley was tapped to recreate this dark time in history. Crowley’s first collaboration with Nolan was on the crime thriller, Insomnia and his body of work... »

Contender: Cinematographer Alexis Zabe – The Florida Project

January 9, 2018 | By
Contender: Cinematographer Alexis Zabe – <em>The Florida Project</em>

Cinematographer Alexis Zabe captures a colorful innocence in director Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, which follows the summertime story of a six-year-old girl and her young mother, who live in a budget motel near Disney World. Zabe had previously worked with Baker on a short film, where the “communication worked really well.” “I really... »

Director Series: Errol Morris, Breaking Boundaries with “Wormwood”

January 9, 2018 | By
Director Series: Errol Morris, Breaking Boundaries with <em>“Wormwood”</em>

Uncovering some of the U.S. government’s darkest secrets, “Wormwood,” currently on Netflix, examines the life-long quest of one man–Eric Olson–to find the truth behind his father’s mysterious death. Weaving this mystery into a six-part story, renowned documentarian Errol Morris (Fog of War, Thin Blue Line) combines his own noted interview style with a dramatic narrative... »

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